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Hema Vallabh

Advisor Johannesburg Area, South Africa, ZA

Founder & CEO, The Passionate Professional and Co Founder, WomEng and JourneyMap

Founder & CEO, The Passionate Professional and Co Founder, WomEng and JourneyMap

5 vouches

Involved In


The Passionate Professional
JourneyMap Consulting


Founder & CEO The Passionate Professional August 2014 - present
Co Founder WomEng August 2014 - present
Co-Founder JourneyMap Consulting March 2014 - present
Managing Director SAWomEng January 2013 - July 2014
Senior Process Engineer Sasol January 2013 - October 2013
Senior Process Engineer Sasol O&S, Germany May 2011 - December 2012
GirlEng Director SAWomEng 2010 - December 2012
Process Engineer Sasol Technology October 2008 - May 2011
GirlEng National Coordinator SAWomEng 2007 - 2009


Newfield Network Ontological Coaching 2013 - 2013
University of Cape Town Engineering (Chemical) 2006 - 2008

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Sponsorship
  • • Mentoring
  • • Social Entrepreneurship
  • • Corporate sponsorship
  • • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • • Executive mentoring
  • • Social Change
  • • Social Impact
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Mentorship
  • • Leadership Development

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

• Speaker at TEDxJohannesburg "Are women set to be the engineers of the future?" (2013)
• Selected as one of 27 emerging female leaders globally to be a mentee, Fortune 500/U.S. State Department Global Mentorship Exchange Program (2013)
• "Top 200 Young South Africans" by Mail&Guardian (2011)
• Featured in Business Day: "Building a Career in a Man's World" (2011)
• Featured in O Magazine: “Start a Change Reaction” Campaign for September (2010)
• CEO Magazine's SA's Most Influential Women in Business and Government Award (Engineering) (2010)
• Award for Outstanding Achievement, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of Cape Town (2010)
• Panel discussion speaker for "The Communicating Leader” seminar hosted by the University of Johannesburg (2010)
• Speaker for the Society for Women in Engineering and Technology (SWiET) (2010)
• Speaker for the Women in Science Seminar, Tshwane University of Technology (2010)
• GirlEng Director and member of SAWomEng National Executive (2010)
• Invited to attend the 1st National SAWomEng Conference (2007)
• Invited to attend the Unilever Interactive Business Conference (IBMC) (2005)
• Invited to attend the Student Leadership Conference (SLC), Accenture (2004)

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Tsitsi Mutendi
We worked together  •  Founding Editor and Managing Director, JEWEL Magazine and Co founder, Director, DanTs Media.
She is a hard worker and leaves nothing to chance while being helpful and resourceful.
Aditi Lachman
We worked together  •  Head of GirlEng National Executive Committee, WomEng and Civil Engineer, Bigen Africa.
Hema is an amiable person with a go-getter personality. Having the honour of working at WomEng with Hema, I can vouch that she is also able ... to energise her team members and keep everyone motivated at all times.
Chipo Chimhundu
We worked together  •  Research Coordinator (Biomedical Engineering), University of Cape Town and Mentorship Director, SAWomEng.
Strong mentorship background. Experience running three parallel organizations as MD and co-founder of two. Passionate and great work ethic! ... Any organization would be fortunate to have her as an advisor
Naadiya Moosajee
They're my current cofounder  •  Co-Founder, JourneyMap Consulting and Founder, Naadiya M.
Hema is a driven individual, who has the ability to spot the opportunity, and drive the business idea to create success.
Dr Hannelie Nel
We worked together  •  Senior Engineering Consultant, British International Engineers South Africa.
She has already demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit as cofounder of WomEng and JourneyMap.

Naadiya Moosajee
They're my current cofounder  •  Co-Founder, JourneyMap Consulting and Founder, Naadiya M.
Naadiya is a dynamic leader and global thinker who can add great value as a result of her international exposure and broad experience